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4.2 /6 Very Good 81 Reviews

China Palace

Docklands Chinese £££ +100
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About China Palace

Located next to the Excel London Exhibition Centre along the Western Gateway, China Palace in London’s Docklands provides diners with fine Chinese cuisine, excellent service and a lovely atmosphere. A bright, beautiful interior gives guests the perfect environment for a fun-filled dinner with friends, yet is upscale enough for a date that’s both impressive and unique. Just near the waterfront, it’s a great place to have dinner after a walk along the river.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
China Palace, 2 Western Gateway, E16 1DR London

Further Information

Love Chinese food, but always find yourself ordering takeaway? Don’t settle for less. Instead, treat yourself (and your loved ones) to an unbelievably delicious upscale dinner at China Palace, an authentic Chinese restaurant found along the Western Gateway. Situated in the London Docklands, this restaurant provides impeccable service with exquisite Chinese cuisine in a lovely setting. At China Palace, all dishes are cooked with presentation, aroma and flavour in mind, three aspects that make for cuisine that’s fit for a VIP.

At China Palace you’ll find a menu to suit all tastes, from the humble but much loved special fried rice to seafood dishes extravagant enough to grace the table of an emperor. The bar is fully stocked with a large selection of wines, spirits, beers and juices to provide you with the perfect complement to your exquisite meal. Additionally, China Palace in the London Docklands has dedicated private rooms that can hold between ten and forty people for special functions and private parties. Each room has a state-of-the-art entertainment karaoke system with multi-wall mounted screens, adjustable climate controls, lighting controls and sound insulation for a truly private and unforgettable experience. An ideal place for hosting large events like weddings and corporate parties, China Palace can handle up to 300 guests at a time.


81 Reviews

4.2 /6 Very Good 81 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Food: delicious
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Service: pleasant
Quality/Price: reasonable
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1 review so far 6
08.07.2017 20:12

Yummy food and good service. Sat lunch but not busy at all. There are 10 of us and food arrived quickly. Highly recommend and will go again.

1 review so far 6
02.03.2017 09:09

Lovely staff and amazing food! Hot and sour soup, pecking duck. First class!! Other dishes great too. Will definately be back again! Lovely restaurant and great atmosphere!

1 review so far 6
02.01.2017 02:48

About my 5th time visiting the restaurant. Always great service and the staff are very polite. On this one occasion, the food wasn't as hot as it should havd been; this may be because there was a few large parties. But other than that, a great experience.

1 review so far 6
12.12.2016 09:00

authentic and friendly Chinese restaurant in the heart of docklands. excellent food and atmosphere. It was wonderful to be looked after so well Thank you

1 review so far 5
27.10.2015 09:22

The food was delicious and well-presented, the restaurant is nicely laid out and the décor is modern but with traditional Chinese touches, the atmosphere was friendly, if a little noisy, but we had a really lovely time. The only thing I would say spoilt the experience a little was the rudeness of the hostess at the desk, who did not have our online booking written down and she was ruder still when I told her I had a printed booking confirmation and confirmed our booking had been made online. We were seated quickly after that however. I felt the waiting staff could have been a little friendlier also. I would recommend taking a printed confirmation of your booking if you book a table online as evidence.

1 review so far 5
19.12.2016 10:59

I made a group booking for a Christmas lunch with my church youth group. We are allocated our own private which had a capacity of 20 people but it turned out that I had 22 attendees. The manager (Michael) was kind enough to make adjustments to accommodate the extra people. There was more than enough food to go around so everyone was happy including the 3 pescatarians of the group (prawn and veg dishes). The karaoke was a very nice touch too. only reason it didn't get a full mark was that I was served a small glass of box juice that I normally buy for £1.20 but was charged about £2.40 for a small glass. Thought that was quite steep. other than it's great.

1 review so far 6
09.10.2016 20:18

We went to the Excel and decided to look on our mobile for somewhere to eat. This place came up and was close by, so I booked a table using my mobile. It was easy to book and got confirmation straight away. We had a great greeting from the staff and was well looked after. The food was delicious and service was great. We could not fault the service or food. We would definitely visit again, when we are in the area and would recommend people to dine here. Thank you all.

2 reviews so far 2
24.01.2015 16:47

Great if you love msg. All food tasted rather similar. We were a party of 8 and they moved us from a central table to a table in a corner, for no apparent reason (restaurant was busy but not full, the central table remained empty for a long time). Around the table in the corner were boxes of drinks and crisps, as well as an open jam roll (!) and all sorts of cleaning products. Furthermore, there was a draft coming from a back door, had to put my coat on. When I complained to the waitress she said it was not cold, after all she was wearing a T-Shirt. She then brought a tea-pot full of hot water to help me warm up - totally random!!!! I ordered three different platters to share for starters, she repeated a slightly different selection, and after a couple of tries to get her to understand what I really wanted, I just gave up. When the platters finally arrived, they were neither what I had asked nor what she had said. The main courses were as ordered, though, as were the drinks. Price was low considering the location.

1 review so far 2
23.06.2016 10:16

DO NOT BOTHER! Absolutely terrible service and the food was mediocre. Visited China Palace on Father's Day and we received bad experience. In the end we requested for the bill which came 20 mins later, we refused to pay the service charge and they have added few food on it that we didn't order. Seems that they were happy to take them out but no apology when we told them that the service was bad. The waitresses slammed the food on the table the whole time. Ridiculous!

1 review so far 4
11.03.2015 10:55

I made a reservation but there was no need to as there were many spaces on a saturday night. My only concern was the parking space - we used to go here before the changes and there are less parking spaces than before now. Luckily we were able to park up in front or behind them but there was no indication it was ok so was worried the whole time we were there. The food was ok i will return again.

1 review so far 4
12.01.2017 20:11

While the staff were friendly the food good but as the restaurant was not busy too many staff members standing around waiting to pounce on us as soon as we finished a course . Because of this it felt uncomfortable and rushed This was the first night , on the second night it was busier so was not so rushed although it took two attempts to get our drinks right.If we are in the area we would go back again.

1 review so far 4
13.07.2015 07:50

Opening platters (a China Palace and a Vegetarian) were excellent, but our selection of main courses was more variable (won't order a prawn noodle with scrambled egg again!), while the service varied from attentive to missing.

2 reviews so far 5
03.09.2015 00:45

great food poor price for a can of Coke as it was just the 330ml cans and they cost us £2.30 each but yet we can buy them in a shop for 60p or less but other than that amazing food and customer service we will be going again.

1 review so far 6
09.03.2016 14:58

Its a really nice restaurant had 27 people eating, we all order at the till and as soon as we sat down our dinner came. The food was nice and the staff were very friendly, I will definitely go back!

1 review so far 4
01.09.2016 08:38

Food was ok nothing amazing maybe the waiters should learn how to iron there shirts would go back but only if in the area and fancied Chinese. Great decor superb place for meetings etc as its in the right place and setting but prices that are the same as a top quality Chinese. Recommend there Pinot white wine very nice

1 review so far 5
12.06.2017 07:43

Friendly and efficient staff. Comprehensive menu (if a little well worn). Food will be cooked Chinese (as opposed to local) taste on request. Two of the three dishes ordered were good. The The Kung Poo chicken was disappointing. The prices are good value. We will return.

1 review so far 5
07.03.2016 15:37

Food was fantastic but let the experience down by the slow service. Would definitely return but on a less busy day Overall experience was good just not a big fan of slow service, if you expect this then you will have a good meal

1 review so far 4
22.05.2016 20:01

Good quality authentic dim sum. Service in the slightly slow side. Also I had gone to pay for our meal not realising that my husband had already paid and they did not realise that the bill was already settled! Thankfully they refunded without any fuss. Otherwise a lovely good meal, and reasonably priced

2 reviews so far 6
14.10.2016 18:14

Friendly staff, food very good ,set menus great value for money. The restaurant is very well furnished and is well situated in the docks and close to the excell and local transport to central London

1 review so far 4
18.01.2017 08:35

booking a table was easy on line. food was piping hot delicious. drinks were a bit pricey. atmosphere was busy but lovely to see so many people had chosen resturant to eat. parking expensive at £15 flat rate. worth the visit. if i visit the excel again I would definitely pop back.